Building & Code Enforcement

The Bay City Building & Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the following:


  • Construction Permits (Residential and Commercial) - including Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical
  • Demolition Permits
  • Sign Permits - Permanent and Temporary
  • Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Permits
  • Floodplain


Please Note: Properties located within the historic districts may require approval from the Bay City Historic District Commission. To determine if you property located in a historic district, please click the following link:


Plan Review:

  • Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing

Rental Properties:

  • Registration
  • Inspection

Nuisance/Blight Enforcement:

  • Dangerous Buildings
  • Long Grass and/or Weeds
  • Nuisance complaints including animals, disabled vehicles, debris, noncompliant recreational vehicles, etc.

For all Building Code Enforcement forms, please click the following link:

 Building Code Enforcement Forms

Construction Board of Appeals

Construction Board of Appeals - Public Hearing Notice   Construction Board of Appeals - September 29  

The City of Bay City   301 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708   baycitylogo    Phone: (989) 894-8200    Fax: (989) 894-0704    Email